Kalindi Pass Trek

Pass in Hindi is known as Khaal. This Kalindi khaal trek will leave you at an astounding 6000 m above sea level. WIthin the Himalayan region, Kalindi Pass is an old trek starting from the heaven of Gangotri through Kalindi to Badrinath. Your desire to journey this gorgeous, spiritual and magical trek will require your expertise on trekking skills and of using technical equipment. It is one of the most famous and challenging treks of the massive Himalayas. Your path will include rivulets, viewing of majestic peaks such as Meru, Shivling, Theru and Bhagirathi Massif, stunning glaciers such as Gangotri Glacier, vasuki Baamak, Chaturangi Baamak, Shweta Glacier.

Highlights

Duration - 12 Days, 11 Nights

Grade - Difficult

Season - Pre monsoon and post monsoon

Terrain - rocky moraine and glaciers

Itinerary

Day 1

  • Arrival at Gangotri


Day 2

  • Trek Gangotri to Bhojbasa

  • Camping at Bhojbasa


Day 3

  • Trek Bhojbasa to Tapovan

  • Camping at Tapovan


Day 4

  • Trek Tapovan to Nandanvan

  • Camping at Nandanvan


Day 5

  • Trek Nandan Van to Vasuki Taal

  • Camping at Vasuki Taal


Day 6

  • Stay And Rest at Vasuki Taal


Day 7

  • Trek Vasuki Taal to Khara Pathar

  • Camping at Khara Pathar


Day 8

  • Trek Khara Pathar to Shweta Glacier

  • Camping at Shweta Glacier


Day 9

  • Trek Shweta Glacier to Kalindi Base Camp

  • Camping at Kalindi Base Camp


Day 10

  • Trek Kalindi Base Camp to Kalindi Khal to Arwataal

  • Camping at arwataal


Day 11

  • Trek Arwataal to Ghastoli

  • Camping at Ghastoli


Day 12

  • Trek Ghastoli to Mana Village to Badrinath

What's Included

  • All Essential Permits For Trek

  • Porter Or Mules For Central Equipment

  • Camping And All Meals On Trek

  • First Aid

  • Cooking And Camping Staff

  • Central Equipment Like Sleeping Bags, Mattress and Tents

What's Not Included

  • Stay On Arrival And Departure from Roadhead

  • Personal Porter Or Mule

  • Special Medicine Or Any Special Health Kit

  • Transportation

Trek Guidelines

Pre

  • Depending on the duration of the trek, we must pack certain essentials which our body might require - vaseline, hand creams, toilet rolls, hand sanitisers, etc.

  • For beginners, it is advisable to pack medicines meant for acute mountain sickness like nausea, headache, dehydration, fatigue and diarrhea. Please carry medicines after consulting your doctor. 

  • For people who have had two or three experiences of trekking and have experienced certain issues with their body while trekking, please consult your doctor and carry your medicines for the trek. 

  • Please do inform your trek leader about any medical illnesses which you have experienced during previous trekking experiences. 

  • To avoid itches in external hair such as beard, pain due to long toenails , it is recommended to please either cut or trim them to avoid painful trekking. 

  • For all trekkers, two weeks prior to your trekking dates, please follow stamina building exercises such as jogging, skipping and core exercises , which will enable a successful trekking experience.

  • Check all safety measures with your Trek leader and please ensure that you do not compromise on following the recommended safety measures. 

  • Please extra inners and thermals, extra gloves, extra caps> 

  • Please carry at least 4 pairs of woollen socks. 

  •  Please carry your own trekking pole. 

  •  It is advisable that you carry your own basic utensils such as a mug,  a bowl, a spoon etc. on your trek.

During

  • Before starting at the base, please discuss clearly with your trek leader about your trekking experiences which could be amatuer to professional. 

  • Please also inform the trek leader about any certain issues related to any illness while trekking. 

  • Before reaching the starting point at the base, please make sure that you wear clothes in three or four layers. 

  • While trekking,you might want unlayer the clothings (jacket) slowly, on reaching a rest point , please make sure to wear your jacket. This will preserve the body heat from the wind chill.

  • Keep hydrating your body during the trek by consuming water in sips and NOT in large quantities.

  • Always follow the rules of acclimatization as advised by your trek leader. 

  • Please don't skip any meals which would be provided during the trek. Eating right and sleeping well are the biggest secrets to having a fit body while you are on the trek in the mountainous terrains. 

  • Please follow the rules of LNT - LEAVE NO TRACE , for example - do not leave any kind of litter on your trekking trail or at your camp site. 

  • The aim is always to finish the entire quantity of food made on the trekking journey. If there is any quantity of food left after consuming it, it is important to bury it , so that we can avoid the visit of any animals

  • At the camp site, there will be a toilet tent provided for nature’s call, however, if you wish to not use it and would like to defecate in the open, PLEASE DIG A PIT, DEFECATE INSIDE IT and COVER IT with sand/mud or stone.

Post

  • You can discuss the challenges you faced with your trek leader after you complete it. 

  • If you feel any kind of biological illness, please do visit and consult your doctor after the trek.